Germination Guide

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Veratrum nigrum

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This species needs special care as described.

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ
20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, then 10°C, seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling
Veratrum species

*

This species needs special care as described.

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ
20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, then 10°C, seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling
Veratrum viride

!

Sow immediately. The viability of these seeds is short or the species propagates best with fresh seed. Stored seed might be coaxed into germination with temperature cycling and patience.

*

This species needs special care as described.

7

Requires soaking. Place in warm water until seeds swell, usually 24-48 hours. Discard floaters and the water used for soaking. See https://youtu.be/dhL57pqnHHQ
seed very poisonous, wash hands after handling; store @ 4°C; sow 20°C x 4 weeks, then -7°C x 6 weeks, 10°C to germinate
Verbascum 'Arctic Summer'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Banana Custard'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Cotswold Cream'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Cotswold Gem'

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Primrose Cottage'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum 'Raspberry Ripple'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Verbascum 'Snow Maiden'

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum atroviolaceum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum bakerianum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum barnadesii

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Verbascum blattaria

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum blattaria v. albiflorum

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum bombyciferum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum bombyciferum 'Polarsommer'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum bugulifolium

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum chaixii

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum chaixii 'Album'

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum chaixii 'Sixteen Candles'

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Verbascum Cotswold Group

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum creticum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Verbascum densiflorum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum dumulosum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum hybrid

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum lychnitis

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum lydium

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum nigrum

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum nigrum v. album

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Verbascum olympicum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum phoeniceum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum pulverulentum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum pyramidatum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Verbascum sp.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Verbascum thapsus

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum wiedemannianum

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbascum x splendidum

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbena officinalis

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Verbena bonariensis

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Verbena hastata

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Verbena rigida

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Verbena stricta

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Verbesina encelioides

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...
Verbesina helianthoides

J

Sow @4°C for 3 weeks, then place @20°C.
Vernonia arkansana

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia baldwinii

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia lindheimeri

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia 'Mammuth'

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia acaulis

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia altissima

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

4

moderate germination rate
Vernonia crinita

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia fasciculata

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia gigantea

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.
Vernonia lettermanii 'Iron Butterfly'

L

Give sown seeds several weeks @ 20°C to imbibe water (perhaps even germinate!), then expose to fluctuating outdoor winter temperatures including freezing for 3 months. Gradually increase light and temperature in spring. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO_KKbGYTEM

Vernonia noveboracensis

G

Sow @ 4°C for 3 months, then place @ 20°C for 3 months.

2

Requires darkness.
Vernonia sp.

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Veronica 'Sunny Border Blue'

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Veronica 'Very Van Gogh'

3

Requires light or the small seeds should be surface sown. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgkXUSI1GWo&index=1&list=UUJfYCNSWCIuOB2...

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.
Veronica sibirica

A

Sow @ 20°C. Seed germinates within 3 months.